COMPARED: Paul Pogba’s Stats Under Mourinho And Solskjaer

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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When Jose Mourinho brought Paul Pogba to Manchester United in the summer of 2016, the duo appeared set to combine forces and spearhead the club back to the top of English football.

While they did win three trophies in their first season together, things started going drastically sour in the second campaign, with their relationship completely breaking down by the Portuguese’s third and final season at Old Trafford.

Pogba looked merely a shadow of his former self under the ex-gaffer, almost shackled by the rigid defensive tactics. But that has completely changed following Jose’s sacking and the subsequent arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has completely revived a lifeless Manchester United squad, with not just Pogba, but the entire team upping its game and playing some fabulous attacking football.

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But Pogba has surely been one of the most improved players under the new interim boss, as evident from his performances and the overall stats amassed against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.

As revealed by the Daily Mail, the France international has played a part in goal every 45 minutes under Ole, whereas his involvement under Mourinho happened to be every 189.3 minutes.

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The 25-year-old has also averaged 4 shots and 95 passes per game since Solskjaer took over, as compared to his average of 2.9 shots and 57 passes under Jose.

Lastly, Pogba had only managed to bag 3 goals under Mourinho during the majority of the first half of the 2018-19 season. However, he has already scored twice under Solskjaer, and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be stopping any time soon.

The reigning World Champion has simply been phenomenal under the new Manchester United manager, and if he continues this steady rise, the Reds could truly become an unstoppable force led by their talismanic midfielder.